French Staycation

la_minette_courtyardToday, The Bite stays home for a French Staycation. It starts with crepes or at Cafe L’aube, an America meets France lunch at Le Bec-Fin and dinner off of Cochon’s new summer menu or dinner and a movie at Bistrot La Minette.

Speaking of Cochon’s new summer menu, it and the latest menu are available after the jump.

Summer Menu

First Course

Crispy Oysters – spicy gazpacho, basil oil $12

Bibb Lettuce Salad – radishes, English peas, lardons, mustard-vinaigrette $9

PEI Mussels – steamed in a white-wine herbed-butter sauce $11

Balsamic-glazed Sweetbreads – smoked ham, pecan and capers $13

House-made Grilled Sausage Рfris̩e salad, poached egg, balsamic reduction $10

Charcuterie Plate Рhouse-made p̢t̩, assortment of cured meats $14

Smoked Rabbit Leg – pickled grape and jicama salad $10

Second Course

Grilled Quail – peasant bread salad, haricots verts, vincotto $24

Free Range Duck Breast – spicy mango salad, tempura onion rings, citrus gastrique $26

Seared Scallops – fennel, roasted red peppers, haricots verts, pan-fried gnocchi, lemon-thyme vinaigrette $23

Berkshire Pork Tenderloin – fingerling potatoes, marinated corn, little neck clams $24

Grilled Pork Cutlet – toasted Israeli cous-cous, English peas, pea shoots, smoked red-pepper vinaigrette $23

Belvedere Strip Steak – zucchini-potato cake, asparagus, horseradish cream $25

Sides, each $5

tempura onion rings, french fries, roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus

Tasting Menu 

Saucisson Sec
cornichons, croutons, whole-grain mustard

Crispy Skate
haricots verts, tomato-caper brown butter

Rabbit and Snail Ragoût
smoked bacon, over fresh pappardelle

Mango Sorbet
in puffed pastry

Available Tuesdays through Thursdays

Photo is of the courtyard at Bistrot La Minette
Let them eat sweet crepes and burgers [Metro Philadelphia]
Cochon [Official Site]